Producing with RMITV
Have you got a great idea for a new TV show? Think you’ve got what it takes to source funding, crew and cast to make it all happen? Ready to get started? RMITV accepts applications for new programs year round!
Producing television is an involved process, but it’s also an extremely rewarding one. Each year RMITV produces a wide variety of content with the help of volunteer producers in conjunction with our Programming Manager.
The types of support you can expect from RMITV as an approved pilot or approved production are as follows:
- Advice and guidance from our highly experienced Content and Development Manager
- Access to our database of over 500 volunteer members to draw your crew from
- Free equipment loans (including weekend use)
- Free access to our edit suite (within office hours)
- Studio access
- Access to our office for production meetings, computer, phone and internet access and printing
To apply to produce a show for RMITV, you will first need to fill out the proposal form, found below.
If your proposal is approved, you can create a ‘pilot’ episode. The pilot episode is then reviewed by RMITV before RMITV decides to go ahead with a full season.
Making a pilot is a good opportunity to experience the excitement and the rigours of developing a TV show. When making a pilot, we expect you to produce it with the intention of making a full season. We have limited resources and don’t want to dedicate them to one-off productions that never see the light of day.
Before you fill out the proposal, we suggest you to read through the RMITV – Student Community Television Inc. Programming Policy, which outlines your responsibilities as a Producer.
To make sure you are across everything it’s worth reading the “Production Commencement Agreement” and other relevant policies.
RMITV will not approve pilots or proposals if:
- your content is too similar to a current or previous program
- your production is considered to be too resource-intensive
- your production only benefits a small number of people and not RMITV as a whole.
- you haven’t crewed on at least one full season of an RMITV approved production
The experience of working on an RMITV approved production will help you gain an understanding of the work required. RMITV approved productions will also give you an idea of the type of environment we expect you to provide as a Producer.
The types of things we take into account when reviewing your proposal are:
- The program’s relevance in terms of the aims and objectives outlines in section 3 of the Student Community Television Inc. constitution.
- The program’s originality in relation to the content and format of existing RMITV – Student Community Television Inc. programs and other MCTC content.
- The production demands of the program in relation to the allocation of production resources to existing programs.
- The feasibility of the program’s budget submitted by the producer(s).
- The producer(s) understanding of the commitment required in producing a program for broadcast television as outlined in the C31 transmission agreement, and the producer(s) previous experience on RMITV approved productions.
- The number of opportunities created for students and RMITV members by the production (the more, the better!)
If you’re keen to get started, check out the resources below to get the ball rolling.
- PDF of Proposal Guide
- PDF of Proposal Form
- PDF of SAMPLE Commencement Agreement (Out Dated)
- Example Budget (Excel)
- Example Rundown (Excel)